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Situated near Brighton, University of Sussex is a unique learning institution with both an international and local outlook. Nearly 17,000 students that attend University of Sussex come from more than 100 countries and frequently engage in community activities and services.

Sussex Uni students get the best of both worlds: diverse and liberal atmosphere in the city making their student life in Brighton rich and matched by a creative and intellectually challenging learning space for their higher education and career goals.

Sussex was the first of a new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. These days, it’s a research intensive university giving Brighton students an opportunity to participate in and lead on national research, 75% of which is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) at University of Sussex.

Sussex students get a truly international education, as nearly a third of staff come from outside the UK. However, University of Sussex has a specific focus on engaging with local businesses and community, perhaps more than some of the other universities around. Activities such as the Sussex Innovation Centre and public lectures position Brighton students as an integral part of the local landscape.


While situated outside of the city, University of Sussex has all the facilities on campus that you could dream of. From specialist study spaces to cafes, bars and shops, you won’t need to run back to the city centre to have an exciting student experience.

Hollingbury House, our Brighton student accommodation, is perfectly located near a bus stop that conveniently drops you off in the middle Uni of Sussex campus making it easy to enjoy the buzz of campus whilst having a safe place to retreat to when you’re tired after long lectures.

So what can you find on campus? Literally everything you need – study spaces, collaborative rooms, food shops, post office, and even a health centre and a dentist! The library services, particularly geared towards research degrees, prides itself in helping students have the best possible experience in their learning and research. Also, check out the Skills Hub which can help you develop your academic skills whilst at Sussex through web resources, workshops and in-person support.

Two sports centres, the Sport Centre and the Falmer Sports Complex, are also available for you to keep active during your time in Brighton.

Student Union

Sussex Student Union, a much-loved social space by our Brighton private student accommodation residents, also provides services and representation to Sussex students throughout their time with the university. This includes wellbeing and financial support as well as a general community.

And there’s lots of fun things to do there! From stores, cool open spaces to hang out in, to unique coffee shops and bars. If you’re up for a challenge, check out the many volunteering opportunities on offer or join one of the 40 sport clubs available that will get you moving and be a great place meet other Brighton students in a fun and active environment.


University of Sussex is proud to have had three Nobel Prize winners, 12 Fellows of the British Academy and a winner of the prestigious Crafoord Prize from their staff. In the QS World Rankings 2020, the university has also been rated number one in the world for Development Studies.

Find Your New Home in Brighton

Hollingbury House

From £203 P/W

Well located for Brighton universities, the beach and the vibrant city centre, Hollingbury House has been designed to include the best of student accommodation facilities. Choose from a range of en-suite rooms and studios, and enjoy the easy life in our shared social space and study room, all benefiting from high speed WiFi throughout.



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